Wisconsin's pay-for-snuggle business is already closed

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These professional snugglers are out of jobs.
RIP, Snuggle House. We hardly knew ye.

THE BACKSTORY: Pay-for-snuggle business to open in Wisconsin, swears it's all platonic

Just weeks after it opened, Madison's pay-for-snuggle business is already closed. The Snuggle House's Facebook page indicates it finally succumbed to pressure from city officials, who from the beginning expressed concern that professional "cuddling" was just a front for a brothel of some sort.

News of the closure came out of nowhere, as last Tuesday, the business was still advertising snuggling sessions with Lonnie:

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But by Friday, it was all over:

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Whoever moderates Snuggle House's Facebook page shed a bit of light on what happened in the comments below the post announcing the closure:

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Bummer -- I was looking forward to taking a roadtrip to Madtown for some quality time with ol' Lonnie.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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47 comments
trevorsbass
trevorsbass

I'm sure the state was just worried that they might unionize...

Margene Anderson
Margene Anderson

As a Madisonite I'm sad that such a wonderful object of fascination (and mockery) has closed it's doors.

mrmartye
mrmartye

Considering how many politicians, etc, in this country employ the services of real prostitutes of various kinds, I find this to be quite rich.

tim.brackett
tim.brackett

Drat!  Now I have to start showering again if I want to snuggle.

Tom Collins
Tom Collins

Should be free always. We all needa da schnuggles. Helps you live longer.

Greg Carlson
Greg Carlson

This country is the pits when it comes to this .. And the snuggle house is nothing compared to whats offered in japn.. Check out White Hands INC.. Specializing in the sexual relief for the disabled. One laughs at first... But watch the full documentary and you wil probably find yourself feeling its a worthwhile cause.. http://youtu.be/HErf4OELzYk

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

So that Groupon deal they offered didn't drive traffic in the door. #GrouponFail

Wayne Robbins
Wayne Robbins

What a stupid idea ..pay to snuggle hahaha ..laying down with a stranger to snuggle is the same as paying for a hooker with no sex involved ..unless that was there intention for a final result .

Rose Miller
Rose Miller

only because you didnt think of it first?!

Thomas A Kutrieb
Thomas A Kutrieb

I thought the whole point of going to a "pro" was to get out of the snuggling part.

Erin Sayer
Erin Sayer

I got you a session with Lonnie...too bad you won't be able to use it now

Dustin Mortezaee
Dustin Mortezaee

These comments are almost better than the article itself; people passing their business savvy unto the world in the form of razor-sharp, highly refined, focused, and effective statements to help each other. Errr--- nevermind. Just a couple internet trolls in their natural habitat. If people want to pay to have someone hug them for an hour, then who cares? Hug it out, hug it in, hug it up, and hug it down. Hug it all the hug around. Hug me. Hug everyone-- even go hug yourself! This world could use more hugs, and less internet douche-bags with chips on their judgmental shoulders.

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Great. Now I have no reason to go to Wisconsin! :(

Laura Hoenack
Laura Hoenack

Dang, I really thought that was a great business idea.

djdave2010
djdave2010

So the most liberal city in Wisconsin goes nits over this???  What a bunch of hypocrites...

Randy Bell
Randy Bell

What do I do with my buy one get one coupon...LOL

Sean Spaeth
Sean Spaeth

WHAT?!?!?! I better get a refund on the snuggle session I already reserved for January......... ;)

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

Sounds like you need a hug, too. #TweetsAreYours

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